Seven states have elected U.S. Senators into the majority party of the subsequent Congress 70+ percent of the time over the last century, but no state has done so in each of its last four elections.
The Democratic duo from the Evergreen State will become just the second state delegation of women U.S. Senators to serve 20+ years together.
The 12-year gap between no GOP and Democratic Arkansas U.S. Senate nominees will be the shortest in the direct election era.
Only one (non-U.S. Senator) presidential candidate has ended the bid to run for the U.S. Senate in the same cycle since 1972.
Since 1982, incumbent Democratic U.S. Senators have won 263 of 266 nomination bids.
Fourteen have been elected to the senate during the last three cycles.
Only two of these states are located in the Midwest.
The 2016 cycle was the first in history in which no state saw its voters split its ticket for these two offices.
Only nine states have had a longer stretch since the last time an incumbent lost a bid for another term.
No ex-Minnesota U.S. Representative has ever come back to win a U.S. Senate election in the direct election era.